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COMPACT is a quarterly publication for workers' compensation professionals. Published by the Department of Labor and Industry's Workers' Compensation Division, this newsletter provides the most recent news and case information in the field of workers' compensation. Visit the archive for past editions.

September/October 2020

Contents

  • Work Comp Campus launch delayed as stakeholders prepare

  • Annual Workers' Compensation System Report released:  Long-term downward trends continue in number of claims and system cost

  • New, dedicated workers' compensation help desk taking your calls, email

  • Minnesota Work Comp Forum rescheduled to 2021

  • Statistic shine spotlight on worker safety indicators

  • Workers' compensation committee seeks new members

  • Elections are coming ... are you registered to vote?

  • New benefit, provider fee levels, fee schedules effective October 2020

  • Recordkeeping training offered via webinar in January

  • Turn to Office of Workers' Compensation Ombudsman for help with claims

  • CompFact:  First responder claims for PTSD increase under new statute

  • Workers' compensation events calendar

  • Court decisions:  May through July 2020

August 2020 – Special edition:  COVID-19

Contents

  • DLI Workers' Compensation Division updates related to COVID-19

  • Denials of liability related to COVID-19 illnesses

  • Other denial scenarios that may also apply to COVID-19 claims

  • Helpful tips:  Conducting mediations, conferences remotely

  • Filing a first report of injury for COVID-19 claims

  • Department tracks workers'-compensation-related COVID-19 claims

  • COVID-19 and recordkeeping

  • Turn to Office of Workers' Compensation Ombudsman for help with claims

  • Discontinuing benefits on COVID-19 claims:  Specificity, layoffs

  • Waiver of workers' compensation rights prohibited

  • Worker protections related to COVID-19

Special editions

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